20 things to do in Calgary this week: November 25 to 28

Nov 25 2019, 5:00 am

The last week of November is upon us! Make the most of it with these 20 events happening in Calgary, including Daniel Caesar, Cuff.Docs, and more.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Monday, November 25

Daniel Caesar

Daniel Caesar

What: Daniel Caesar will be performing in Calgary this November in part of his CASE STUDY: 01 TOUR. CASE STUDY 01 follows Caesar’s 2017 studio debut Freudian and features other prominent artists, including Pharrell Williams, John Mayer, Sean Leon, and Jacob Collier.

When: November 25, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — 1415 14 Avenue NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

PechaKucha Night Calgary #39: Count Me In

What: PechaKucha Calgary starts off season 11 with show #39 titled Count Me In. Ten new speakers will each have 20 slides and 400 seconds to explore the theme at Globe Cinema.

When: November 25, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Globe Cinema — 617 8 Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Miracle on 1st Street YYC

What: Proof, located at 1302 1 Street SW, will be offering its annual pop-up holiday cocktail bar, Miracle on 1st Street YYC, until Christmas Eve. The event will be serving up “merriment and Christmas-themed cocktails and food in an over-the-top Christmas extravaganza.

When: November 25 until December 24, 2019
Time: 2 pm to 1 am
Where: Proof — 1302 1 Street SW, Calgary
More Info: Online

Open Mic Night at Crafted Burgers & Beer

What: Crafted Burgers & Beer welcome musicians, comedians, and singers every Monday for an open mic night.

When: Every Monday until December 30, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Crafted Burgers & Beer — 3975 17 Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Bingo at The Mustard Seed

What: Enjoy an hour of bingo at The Mustard Seed for a chance to win prizes.

When: November 25, 2019
Time: 1 to 2 pm
Where: The Mustard Seed Neighbour Centre — 6060 Memorial Drive, NE Calgary
Admission: Free

Tuesday, November 26

Sum 41

What: Canadian rock band Sum 41 brings their Order in Decline World Tour to The Palace Theatre.

When: November 26, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm
Where: The Palace Theatre -— 219 8th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Outdoor Rinks 101


Image: Ice skating / Shutterstock

What: City of Calgary – Calgary Neighbourhoods hosts a workshop on outdoor rinks. There will be some hands-on training and a discussion about community outdoor rinks. Attendees will learn how to build strong rink foundation, safety and maintenance, and more.

When: November 26, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Inglewood Community Association — 1740 24 Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Dinner & A Movie at Heritage Park – The Untouchables

What: Heritage Park presents Dinner & A Movie Nights at the Selkirk Grille and the Gasoline Alley Museum. Enjoy a three-course movie-themed dinner at Selkirk Grille, then head to Gasoline Alley Museum for a big screen classic. Attendees are also welcome to only watch the movie, and a cash bar and popcorn will be available for purchase during the screening.

When: November 26, 2019
Time: 5 to 10 pm
Where: Heritage Park Historical Village – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Price: $44/person or $8 for movie only. Reserve dinner and a movie online, tickets for movie only are available at the door.

Beer vs. Wine Brewmaster’s Dinner

What: CRAFT Beer Market hosts the annual Beer vs. Wine Brewmaster’s Dinner, where experts are challenged to perfectly pair hand-selected beer and wine with a four-course dinner created by CRAFT’s Executive Chefs. Guests can vote for their favourite pairing while enjoying dinner.

When: November 26, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: CRAFT Beer Market Downtown – 345 10 Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Brookfield Holiday Market

What: Brookfield Holiday Market features a variety of holiday gift baskets, ornaments, goodies, and more. Get your Christmas shopping done while enjoying live entertainment by The Dueling Piano Kings.

When: November 26, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Brookfield Place — 225 6 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Admission: Free

Wednesday, November 27


free screening

Movie Theatre/Shutterstock

What: The seventh annual CUFF.Docs showcases the best in non-fiction films during the Calgary Underground Film Festival’s five-day documentary festival. The festival screens 14 full-length features as well as shorts, varying in subject, style, and genres within the art form.

When: November 27 to December 1, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Women Leaders Speaker Series: Leadership in International Development

What: UCalgary Women’s Resource Centre presents the Women Leaders Speaker Series, where local women leaders share challenges they have faced during their careers, how they surpassed them, and how they shaped their own paths. This week’s speaker is Dr. Rita Yembilah. Coffee and tea will be available to attendees.

When: November 27, 2019
Time: 2 to 3 pm
Where: UCalgary Women’s Resource Centre — 2500 University Drive NW, MacEwan Student Centre 482, Calgary
Admission: Free

Sherlock Holmes and the Raven’s Curse

What: The world premiere of Sherlock Holmes and the Raven’s Curse by R. Hamilton Wright. The world’s most famous detective returns to his childhood home to uncover the circumstances behind the death of his favourite uncle. He discovers an ancient family curse along the way and meets many more mysterious figures.

When: Now until December 14, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Playhouse – 115 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Startup Drinks & Pitches

What: Entrepreneurs can practice their pitch in a casual setting at Startup Calgary’s Startup Drinks & Pitches. Meet fellow entrepreneurs, innovators, and community members during the event.

When: November 27, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Last Best Brewing & Distilling – 607 11th Avenue SW, Calgary
Register: Online

Sounds of the Season with Calgary Philharmonic 

What: Calgary Philharmonic gets festive with a series of Sounds of the Season concerts. Enjoy a selection of sacred and secular holiday favourites with friends and family.

When: November 27, November 28, December 3, December 18, December 19, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Shane Homes YMCA (November 27), Brookfield YMCA (November 28), Magnolia Banquet Hall (December 3), Grace Presbyterian Church (December 18 and 19)
Tickets: Online

Thursday, November 28

Find Christmas Downtown 2019

christmas trees

Christmas trees decoration / Pixabay

What: The fourth annual Find Christmas Downtown event will take place at the CORE Shopping Centre on November 28. The purpose of the event is to decorate and provide Christmas trees to local families who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford one, and it also acts as a reminder of what the holiday spirit truly is all about.

Corporations, non-profit organizations, and media partners will come together to decorate 150 trees throughout the space, and the trees will remain at the mall for the holiday season until December 18. After that, they will be delivered to local families in need across the city. The event is expected to be full of teamwork, live music, entertainment, and the climax of the night is the lighting of the CORE’s 45-foot tree and an indoor firework show!

When: November 28 until December 18, 2019
Time: Tree decorating from 4 pm to 6 pm on November 28
Where: The CORE Shopping Centre — 324 8th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Noël Christmas Festival

What: Noël Christmas is a month-long festival filled with live music, shopping, visits with Santa, and nearly one million lights. A perfect holiday outing for the whole family.

When: November 28 to December 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Nutrien Western Event Centre — Stampede Trail SE, Calgary
More Info: Online

A Christmas Carol

What: Theatre Calgary’s brand-new adaptation of the classic Dickens Christmas story A Christmas Carol, where Ebenezer Scrooge is paid a visit from the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future on Christmas Eve, and is forced to finally confront how his bad behaviour and attitude have affected others.

When: November 28 until December 28, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Max Bell Theatre, Arts Commons
Tickets: Online

Fort Calgary Murder Mystery Dinner: Murder Under the Mistletoe

What: Fort Calgary’s Murder Mystery Dinners are interactive evenings with food, live entertainment, and guests trying to solve a “who done it” mystery. Interact with the actors and the other guests while enjoying a locally sourced buffet dinner. Shows are created and performed by Pegasus Performances.

When: November 28, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Fort Calgary – 750 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Read with Dad

What: Terry and Christine Lindberg, Children’s Reading Place Reader’s in Residence hosts Read with Dad on November 20 and 28. Fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, and children are invited to come read by flashlight and take part in a shadow pictures reading together.

When: November 28, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 7:45 pm
Where: The Children’s Reading Place — 922 8 Avenue SE Inglewood, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free